Your Games Analyzed!?!

Your Games Analyzed!?!

IM dpruess
Oct 25, 2016, 11:02 PM |

One segment that I'm doing on my twitch stream is a reincarnation of an old favorite of mine from your games analyzed. In this segment, viewers offer up their games for comment and analysis. On last Friday's stream, we went over the following games.

I would first like to bring special attention to this first offering.

1) He chose a specific position, not an entire game. That's cool! He knew what he wanted to learn about.

2) He had a specific question to ask. Also cool!

"From my first OTB tournament, I was black and agreed to a draw at this point after trying to convert for long. I suspected I was still better but couldn't find a way through. Engine says I'm like 1,6pts better but also doesn't seem to find a way through. Would like to hear what a human thinks, is there a way to break through?"

And I think we were able to eventually provide a pretty solid answer to this question!

The next two games are highly interesting, which is a good trait. But they were also both games that the player who showed them had won. 90% of the time people offer up their *best* game rather than their *worst* game. Yes, they say you should study your wins too. But you have a lot more to learn from a game where you played your worst than one where you played your best. So I would like to gently encourage people to share the games that left them with questions rather than the feeling of being a genius :-)

The next time I'll be doing this segment will be the coming Friday (Oct 28) around 12:30-2pm (at Please feel free to send in your games (pgn is easiest, if the game is online, a link to it is ok too).